Families that choose homebirth and/or waterbirth within an hour radius of our Lakeland office are attended in labor by our midwives, Marianne Power, RN, LM and Amanda Mann, LM. Those who choose or need to give birth in the hospital are referred near the end of pregnancy to the team of welcoming OB/GYN hospitalists in Labor and Delivery at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center.
Marianne Power is a Florida Licensed Midwife and Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in nursing and midwifery combined. Her philosophy of pregnancy and birth have been shaped by her own birth experiences. Through education and midwifery care she was transformed by the birth of her three children. This path ultimately led to her midwifery career. Marianne believes in the potential of people to discover their power through pregnancy and birth.
Amanda Mann, LM was educated at the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery. Since 2004, Amanda has been involved in birth as a sister, a doula, a birth assistant, a student midwife, and most importantly, as a mother. Amanda fervently believes that birth is an essential life process that has the potential to transform, inspire, and engage. As a lifelong citizen of the greater Lakeland area, she believes that midwifery is the intersection of her greatest passion and her community’s greatest need.
I have been employed as an office manager working with midwives for nearly 23 years. I started working in a birth center setting, where I worked with Marianne for many years. I have a loving husband of nine years, three beautiful daughters, and four wonderful grandchildren. My oldest grandson was delivered by Marianne. Two of my other grandchildren were also delivered with a midwife. I am looking forward to meeting new families, and seeing many from the past, as I continue my career at Lakeland Midwifery Care.